Sweden’s lauded melodic death/doom metallers IN MOURNING have revealed a video documenting the process of recording the band’s upcoming 4th studio album, “Afterglow”, which drops next week (May 20th) via Agonia Records. The video is available for viewing at:
IN MOURNING has also revealed a new exclusive T-shirt design drawn by guitarist Björn Pettersson, which will be available at the time of the album’s release (a graphic is available below).
“Afterglow” – the successor to “The Weight Of Oceans” (2012) – will be the band’s first album featuring new drummer Daniel Liljekvist (ex-Katatonia). The cover artwork was made by Kristian Wåhlin (Bathory, Tiamat, King Diamond).
With a playing time of nearly one hour, “Afterglow” wil feature seven brand new tracks. Three of them have already been released prior to street date and can be listened to by clicking on the following links: “Below Rise To The Above” (lyric video),“Fire And Ocean” and “The Call To Orion”.
IN MOURNING commented: “The new album is called “Afterglow” and its story takes off from where “The Weight Of Oceans” ends. It’s a bit more complex than our previous albums and it has got a bit of a different sound than the older ones, a bit more alive like a band and maybe not always as studio corrected as our earlier material. However, the foundation of the music is still what we’ve always done and the key elements are pretty much the same but with some new additions and a few new twists and turns of course”.
Hailed by many as the heir to Opeth‘s melodeath throne, IN MOURNING was formed in the Swedish woods in the year 2000. Since then the band has evolved over the years striving to refine its sound to what it is today. April 2012 marked the release of the bands third and latest album “The Weight Of Oceans”, a mythology inspired conceptual story that journeys to the sea. Musically, the group blends a broad spectrum of influences into a foundation of melodic death metal. Thrusting from doomy metal-riffs, blasting drumbeats and deep growling vocals to calm breezes of clean flowing melodies and harmonies.
“Afterglow” has been recorded between November 2015 and March 2016 in Nordin Music Studios (drums) and Libra Studios (guitar, bass and vocals). Mixing and mastering duties have been handeled by Jonas Martinsson in Necrosavant Studio.
“Afterglow” will be available in the following formats:
– Digipack CD (with 12 pages booklet).
– Jewelcase CD (with 12 pages booklet).
– Regular Double Black LP.
– Double Orange Crush Transparent LP (handnumbered to 135 copies).
– Black T-shirt in two different versions.
– New: Grey T-shirt in exclusive design by Björn Pettersson (picture below).
– Digital formats.
01. Fire And Ocean
02. The Grinning Mist
03. Ashen Crown
04. Below Rise To The Above
05. The Lighthouse Keeper
06. The Call To Orion
Tobias Netzell – guitars & vocals
Pierre Stam – bass
Björn Pettersson – guitars
Tim Nedergård – guitars
Daniel Liljekvist – drums
18-20 August – Sabaton Open Air – Falun, Sweden
28-31 July – Castle Part Festival – Castle Of Bolków, Poland
14-15 October – Maximum Rock Festival – Bucharest, Romania
Lyric video for “Below Rise To The Above”:
Sream “Fire And Ocean” track:
“The Call To Orion”: